There are several reasons why you may be having this issue:
- The meat is too warm – instead of cutting the meat the mincer is ripping the meat. Before you start to mince, put the meat into the freezer to chill – DO NOT FREEZE – only take out as much meat as you can grind at one time. Always keep the meat as chilled as possible.
- The knife is on backwards. Make sure the flat part of the knife is up against the mincer plate.
- The knife & plate are ‘Mix-matched’. ALWAYS use the same plate & knife as a matched set. If one has gradually worn away from perfect level – the other will have worn with it. If a knife is used with a number of different plates, the knife will start to wear out at different levels causing large gaps between the knife & the plate, once again ripping the meat rather than cutting the meat.